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There was an idea…

The first official trailer for Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” has finally arrived. We began our Marvel Cinematic Universe journey together back in 2008. All roads lead to Thanos next year. Get your first official look at “Avengers: Infinity War” right here on Marvel.com above.

Following the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” the Avengers as we know it no longer exists. Lines were drawn; sides were chosen. The Avengers is nothing more than a team name without any team members. Can Earth’s Mightiest Heroes put aside their differences and unite once more? Do they even stand a chance against the Mad Titan who delights in their failure and desperation? Can they stop his thirst for power and chaos as he begins to collect the Infinity Stones?

The trailer packs as many super heroes as it can in a mere 2 minutes and 30 seconds: Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Vision (Paul Bettany), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), and so much more.

“You can fight it. You can run from it. But destiny still arrives.” We know the trailer brought a smile to your face as much as pain and suffering put one on Thanos’ face. Now excuse us while we watch the trailer a thousand more times!

See the culmination of the last decade of the Marvel Cinematic Universe when “Avengers: Infinity War” opens in theaters on May 4, 2018. Stay tuned to Marvel.com, follow @Avengers on Twitter, and Like “The Avengers” on Facebook for the latest on the Avengers and the rest of the MCU as it develops!

 

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Writer Tom King takes us inside the process for his critically acclaimed work!

Sometime when something works so well, you want to take it apart to see what makes it tick.

That’s the idea in the VISION: DIRECTOR’S CUT, an unparalleled look underneath the hood of one of comicdom’s most well-oiled machines, the highly appraised VISION series by writer Tom King and artist Gabriel Hernandez Walta. Kicking off June 14, each installment features two issues of the original book, accompanied by, well, everything: script excerpts, designs and sketches, even King’s initial story pitch.

It’s total immersion in a unique vision for a series. We spoke to King to get more.

Marvel.com: Tom, what was your first encounter with the character of The Vision

Tom King: My first comic, the first one that got me to buy the next one and the next and the next, was AVENGERS #300. In the back of the issue there was a chart showing every Avenger and listing his or her first appearance on the team. I poured over that chart like it was the Zapruder film. I memorized every face, every hint of a cape. I remember seeing Vision there, wondering who this was, why he joined so early, why his collar was so pointy. To me, he was a mystery before he was a character.

Marvel.com: Do you have a particular favorite Vision story of the past?

Tom King: Actual story, I’d say his first appearance [in AVENGERS #57]. The tool of the enemy becoming a man of justice, ending with a tear in a robot’s eye—that’s hard to beat. But my actual favorite Vision moment is from AVENGERS FOREVER, when they try to explain his relationship to the original Human Torch, how they’re made of the same body and they’re also not made of the same body. It is so insanely baroque, the ungainly twists in continuity and time all bent into a straight line of narrative, that it kind of becomes one of the most poetic moments ever written. You can see the noble struggle of a dozen authors shouting to tell a hundred stories all of which need to become a single, magnificent epic. It’s the essence of comics in a few panels.

Marvel.com: What’s your earliest memory of your VISION project? Who first brought it up and what were your initial thoughts about doing it?

Tom King: Genius editor Wil Moss reached out to me and said he had something I’d be great for. Being a former spy who was at that time working in another universe on a sidekick who’d become a spy, I knew he was talking about The Winter Soldier. And I got together like seven espionage Winter Soldier pitches. And then he said, “Vision.”

I was a Marvel Zombie growing up and desperately wanted to work in the Marvel Universe. So I, of course, said, “Vision! Just what I thought you’d say! I have like seven pitches ready for that!” And I reached for my find/replace function while I, rather tentatively, asked what he might want from a Vision comic, and he said, “Sci-Fi.” So I threw away the espionage soldier pitches and planned a whole space epic thing. And as I wrote that, I got another e-mail from Wil: “Sci-Fi, but not in space.” So I threw away the space pitch.

This left me with “what’s sci-fi but not space?” And I thought, “Maybe like Frankenstein?” and Frankenstein had a wife, so maybe Vision has a wife. But then that actually is Frankenstein, and I don’t want to get sued, so I said maybe he has a wife and a family—I have a wife and family, I know about these things!—and maybe Vision created this whole family to be happy, to be human. And that seemed kind of messed up. So when it gets to the “kind of messed up” phase, you know you’re onto something.

Vision: Director’s Cut #1 cover by Mike Del Mundo

Marvel.com: Okay, so what was your “Hollywood pitch” on it? Did it change much before you began actual work on the book?

Tom King: So, before sending the above in to Marvel, I sent the “Vision makes a family” Hollywood pitch thing to a friend of mine, Darrell Taylor. And he said that sounds kind of lame, like “Small Wonder” from the 80s. And that was true, so I quickly added, “Uh, and the attempt to have a family drives him to evil and he fights all the Avengers, so, uh, it’s actually ‘Breaking Bad Vision’!”

And that became the Hollywood pitch, “Breaking Bad Vision,” which we stuck to pretty well I think.

Marvel.com: Agreed. What do you feel was your greatest challenge on the book as a writer, and how did you conquer it?

Tom King: Once we had the “Breaking Bad Vision” pitch I couldn’t say that was the pitch or else that would spoil the whole “Breaking Bad” part, which I wanted to be a shock. So people looking at the first images of the book and reading the first solicitations were just seeing the “Vision creates a family,” thing and they, like my buddy, thought that was a little lame. The whole thing sounded like it might be a stupid comedy of stupid manners, robots doing silly human things; basically Urklebot for the Marvel Universe.

So the first and biggest challenge was—and is—showing the high stakes of this series, showing that something horrible was happening here, something haunting. This is where the narrative voice came from, the voice of someone who knew what was coming—who knew about the “Breaking Bad” pitch—and was telling the audience what you’re seeing here is not Urklebot, but is the start of something horrible, something haunting.

Marvel.com: With this Director’s Cut, what’s one thing you hope everyone will take away from it? What will be highlighted that you’re glad is in it?

Tom King: I, very nicely—or kindly—get a lot of credit for [VISION], and, to be perfectly honest, a lot of that credit belongs to others. It belongs to Gabriel Walta and Jordie Bellaire and [letterer] Clayton [Cowles] and [cover artist] Michael [Del Mundo] and [guest artist] the other Michael [Walsh]. I hope in reading my scripts and seeing what this team did with those scripts, people will see that VISION is a book of collaboration and any success the book has is the team’s success, not mine.

Marvel.com: You brought him up, so let’s ask: How do you quantify your time and relationship with Gabriel on the book?

Tom King: Working with Gabriel was a gift. I don’t know what I did to deserve it, but I’ll always try to do it again. With Gabriel I could see what he’d do with a page, exactly see it in my head, so that when I was writing VISION, all I had to do was describe that page in a document. And a month later that page, the very page I had pictured arrived into the world. It’s magic and it made telling this story so easy. All the emotion, all the tension was in the lines, not the words. All I had to do was get out of the way.

Experience a groundbreaking story like never before in VISION: DIRECTOR’S CUT #1, available June 14 from Tom King, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, and company!

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Bring the Marvel synthezoid into your home!

When Ultron created Vision to destroy Hank Pym, he had no idea that Vision would one day become an Avenger. He also had no idea that Vision would be depicted in such a delightful way! Adorably stoic and continuing on his quest to understand humans, Vision is realized in 3D from his 2D alternative cover counterpart.

The Animated Vision Statue was digitally sculpted and then 3D printed on state of the art 3D Systems printers. The high-resolution prints were then used in the creation of prototypes needed to produce this animated collectible. Each animated statue is hand-cast, hand-painted and hand-numbered with a limited edition certificate of authenticity.

Pre-order your own Vision statue here!

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See what critics are saying about 'Captain America: Civil War' and see the film in theaters Friday!

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” hits theaters Friday and critics love the impressive action and intense emotional conflicts between beloved characters! See what critics have to say about the film below and buy tickets now to see the film in theaters Friday.

“Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr.) surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. Learn more below!

Buy tickets now to see “Captain America: Civil War” in theaters Friday! Follow @CaptainAmerica on Twitter and like “Captain America: Civil War” on Facebook for all the latest news and updates.

“’Captain America: Civil War’ marks a watershed moment in the vaunted annals of comic book cinema: Finally, a big budget super hero sequel that manages to be both effortlessly entertaining and utterly sobering, instead of just one of those things.”

The Daily Beast

 

Governments demand accountability from the Avengers in Marvel's 'Captain America: Civil War,' in theaters May 6!

Governments demand accountability from the Avengers in Marvel’s ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ in theaters May 6!

“’Captain America: Civil War’ is a tight action thriller that works on its own, but when taken as the latest chapter in an unprecedented experiment in longform storytelling, it’s a brilliant chapter, one that makes everything that went before seem better if only because it was all leading to this pinnacle.”

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“’Civil War’ is effective thanks to a focus on character, with the film’s extended roster serving to explore and underline absorbing ideas about family, friendship, and the use of power. As big as this movie is, ‘Captain America: Civil War’ thrives on a smaller, human scale. Striking and consistently engaging, the Russos deftly craft compelling blockbuster entertainment out of a moral and emotional conflict, and that’s more impressive than any overblown display of loud and vulgar power.”

The Playlist

 

“’Captain America: Civil War’ is an example of how these films are more than just simple good guy/bad guy power fantasies, but only if you treat the characters and the audience with equal respect.”

HitFix

“Previous movies have had issues balancing the youthful banter and scientific confidence of the comic book Wall-Crawler, but [Tom] Holland nails the role in every aspect.”

USA Today


“…’Civil War’ generously gives everyone in the cast just the right amount to do, whether it’s showcasing their gee-whiz smashy-smashy gifts during one bravura battle royal set at the Leipzig airport, or allowing them to have a slower beat of character development that one assumes is the main reason for serious actors to sign on to these CGI behemoths…”

Entertainment Weekly

“’Captain America: Civil War’ feels like a pinnacle for Marvel…This is the best Marvel movie so far. This is not hyperbole… This is as close as things come to ‘super hero movie perfection.’”

Uproxx

 

“…proves as remarkable for its dramatic coherence and thematic unity as for its dizzyingly inventive action sequences; viewers who have grown weary of seeing cities blow up ad nauseam will scarcely believe their luck at the relative restraint and ingenuity on display.”

Variety

“[Robert] Downey [Jr.], whose ace timing and effortless snark make him the movie’s chief comic relief, also provides pivotal emotional chords.”

The Hollywood Reporter

“[Chris] Evans, meanwhile, further hones a role he’s effortlessly owned for five movies now, pushing Steve to impressive new depths and reminding us that his straight arrow still has a dangerous edge.”

Empire

T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) stands tall in Marvel's 'Captain America: Civil War,' in theaters May 6!

T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) stands tall in Marvel’s ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ in theaters May 6!

“At the center of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is a fight scene so thrilling that it must be seen to be believed. We like to think that we have already perfected the super hero genre, or at least that we’ve got it down to a theoretical science, but we sometimes forget that there a lot of things that comic books can do that movies can’t. Or at least that they couldn’t do until very recently.”

Crave Online

“…it can be said with confidence that the three [Captain America] movies come together to create the greatest super hero trilogy of all time. The new movie is equally thrilling, fun, engaging, emotional, smart, and thought-provoking, and really everything you want from summer entertainment.”

CinemaBlend

“Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson can be relied upon for laugh-out-loud one-liners whenever he’s on screen, the Vision’s [Paul Bettany] stylish new wardrobe is comedy gold and Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang is huge fun in a relatively brief appearance – utterly enamoured by Steve Rogers and overjoyed just to have been invited along.”

Games Radar

“’Civil War’ strikes that admirable balance: serious-minded action that never forgets to indulge in serious fun.”

The Wrap

“It’s crazily surreal, engaging and funny in the best Marvel tradition, building to a whiplash-twist reveal that sports with the ever-present idea of duplicity and betrayal within the Avengers’ ranks themselves.”

The Guardian

“…this is Marvel at their best: a pacey, intelligent super-sized blockbuster and a roaringly fun night out.”

Time Out London

“…’Civil War’ also introduces the latest big-screen version of Spider-Man in advance of his stand-alone reboot (due in 2017), and as perfectly depicted with youthful vigor by newcomer Tom Holland (‘The Impossible’), he virtually swings off with the whole movie.”

Access Hollywood

Ideals collide in Marvel's 'Captain America: Civil War,' in theaters May 6!

Ideals collide in Marvel’s ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ in theaters May 6!

“The action is incredibly impressive, the cinematography is frenetic and visceral, and each of the heroes gets to shine in his or her own way—even the ones who aren’t in it that much. But the biggest achievement of directors Joe and Anthony Russo and screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely is that they made sure that the story is contingent on characters almost exclusively.”

Nerdist

“…thanks to the extraordinary engineering work of screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely and directors Anthony and Joe Russo, this film keeps moving, never losing its sense of purpose.”

GQ (UK)

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Artist Michael Walsh pays a visit to the synthetic Avenger with a guest shot on Vision!

Everyone knows that couple that doesn’t make any sense on paper, but happens to make it work in real life—at least for a while. Sometimes they have diametrically opposing political views or seem completely different or one’s a robot and one’s a mutant.

For many years in the Marvel Universe, Vision and Scarlet Witch excelled as a romantic pairing even given their surface-level differences. The two haven’t been together for a while, but writer Tom King and guest artist Michael Walsh plan to look back at the coupling in VISION #7.

As with many break-ups, this one got pretty complicated. They both continued to fight as Avengers even when they moved on to other partners. Wanda also went a little mad when she discovered that memories of their children had been erased from her mind leading into Avengers: Disassembled and House of M.

We spoke with Walsh about bringing classic Avengers characters to life again, portraying a human-robot romance, and changing up his style to fit the series.

Marvel.com: Did the tone and story of this script lead you to alter any elements of your style?

Michael Walsh: Yes, I usually make adjustments to my style to suit the tone of the script. With my most recent marvel work—X-MEN: WORST X-MAN EVER—I had adapted a more open, almost animated approach to the rendering. Focusing a lot on expressions as I hit the comedic beats and leaning on character work to tell the story. In VISION #7 I’ve adapted a line-oriented inking style supplemented with gray washes. I wanted to play with the dark mood of the issue as much as possible and not stray too far from what the amazing [regular VISION artists] Gabriel Walta and Jordie Bellaire had done up to this point.

Marvel.com: This issue revolves around the long and complicated relationship between Vision and Scarlet Witch. What challenges does drawing a love story between a human and a robot offer?

Michael Walsh: There is this weird juxtaposition of tender yet cold and withdrawn moments between the main characters. The challenge is to not play up one or the other too much and find the right balance. I wanted some scenes to feel really unsettling while others to be touching. It’s a very unique relationship and I wanted to show how these two characters changed each other through the course of their lives.

Marvel.com: How is it switching gears from doing the love scenes to dinner scenes to bigger Avengers-centric scenes as the story progresses?

Michael Walsh: It was really fun. I tried to play with the storytelling in the big Avengers action scenes to focus more on the intimate moments between Witch and Vision. [I] really push the action to the background and play with the idea that when you are having a real moment with a person you love the world could be ending behind you and it wouldn’t matter, it’s all just white noise. The love scenes were fun as I got to play with the awkwardness of not only falling for a co-worker but an artificial one.

Marvel.com: Were you already a fan of that Avengers era before coming into this script? Were some of the costumes more difficult to wrap your head around more than others?

Michael Walsh: Yeah! I love that era of Avengers; really wacky but some giant, brilliant ideas. I think the challenge was grounding some of the more outlandish classic costumes like Count Nefaria’s or that weird skull cap/helmet/goggles combo Wonder Man wore for a bit.

Marvel.com: I believe this your first time working with Tom King. What did you go in expecting from one of his scripts?

Michael Walsh: Tom is fantastic. He is one of the best writers working in comics today and has such a strong voice to his work. I had already been a fan of the series before working on it so I felt privileged to get a first look at the script and it did not disappoint. It’s invigorating when your jaw drops on the first read through; you just want to grab a pencil and start drawing.

To see the results of Tom King and Michael Walsh’s take on the classic Avengers romance, check out VISION #7 on May 11.

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Plus check out a new poster for 'Captain America: Civil War,' in theaters May 6!

Tensions mount to destructive levels in a new trailer for Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War”! Check out the trailer above and an all-new poster below. Buy tickets now to see “Captain America: Civil War” when it lands in theaters May 6!


When global governments demand that the Avengers be held accountable for collateral damage, heroes divide and friendships diminish! Captain America (Chris Evans) struggles with the taking orders while Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) embraces accountability, resulting in a conflict amongst comrades. See what happens when these heroes collide in the trailer above!

Buy tickets now to see “Captain America: Civil War” in theaters May 6! Make sure to follow @CaptainAmerica on Twitter and like “Captain America: Civil War” on Facebook for all the latest news and updates.

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See who falls in to Tony's ranks in posters for 'Captain America: Civil War,' landing in theaters May 6!

Find out who supports Stark in brand-new posters for Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War”! Check out the posters above and see “Captain America: Civil War” in theaters May 6.

Even Earth’s Mightiest Heroes must be held accountable for their actions, as Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) realizes in the aftermath of their latest clash with the villainous Ultron. Tony sides with the government in their demand to regulate the Avengers, something that doesn’t sit well with Captain America (Chris Evans) to tumultuous disagreement! See which heroes side with Tony to show Cap the “error” of his ways in the posters above.

See “Captain America: Civil War” when it lands in theaters May 6! Make sure to follow @CaptainAmerica on Twitter and like “Captain America: Civil War” on Facebook for all the latest news and updates.

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Check out the filming experience of 'Captain America: Civil War' before it hits theaters May 6!

Experience what went into filming the upcoming epic Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” with new images from the set! Check out the photos above and see the film in theaters May 6.

In “Captain America: Civil War,” governments around the world hold Earth’s Mightiest Heroes accountable for their actions, despite the amount of lives they’ve saved. Heroes divide as Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) butt heads, and fists, while fighting for what they believe in! Catch a glimpse of the action in front of and behind the camera above.

See “Captain America: Civil War” when it hits theaters May 6! Make sure to follow @CaptainAmerica on Twitter and like “Captain America: Civil War” on Facebook for all the latest news and updates.

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See who sides with Captain America in new images for the film, in theaters May 6!

Heroes square off against hero in new art for Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War”! Check out the artwork below and see “Captain America: Civil War” in theaters May 6.

In “Captain America: Civil War,” Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) leads a new roster of Avengers to keep the world safe when a disastrous event calls for government officials to intervene! Political intrigue fractures the allies, with Cap’s team opposing government interference while Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) chooses to support super heroes being held accountable for their abilities. Learn who sides with who in the images below!

See “Captain America: Civil War” when it hits theaters May 6! Make sure to follow @CaptainAmerica on Twitter and like “Captain America: Civil War” on Facebook for all the latest news and updates.

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The heroes collide in this Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' deleted scene, available on the MCU Phase 2 Box Set!

A confused Vision turns on his creators in this deleted scene from Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron”! Check out the video above and buy the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 Box Set, available exclusively throguh Amazon.

While Earth’s Mightiest Heroes turn on one another over Tony’s (Robert Downey Jr.) decision to bring a sentient being to life, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) takes matters into his own hands and gives the body the spark of life! Although Thor envisioned this new “Vision” (Paul Bettany) being a force of good, the confused and powerful artificial human lashes out at those around him. Watch the ensuing chaos in the clip above!

Get your copy of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 Box Set through Amazon now! Stay tuned to Marvel.com for all the latest news and updates on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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